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Black Lives Matter protesters block the Las Vegas Strip

Protesters block the Las Vegas Strip
Protesters block the Las Vegas Strip
Posted at 4:06 PM, May 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-28 21:19:20-04

Black Lives Matter protesters blocked traffic on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses at the scene say the protesters gathered in front of the Venetian after Tashii Brown was killed in police custody earlier in May.

Police were present at the event to make sure it was peaceful. When protesters began walking out into the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard to block traffic, officers cleared the road within a matter of minutes.

Witnesses also saw a confrontation between protesters and a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. A total of 15 people, including the man wearing the hat, were detained/cited by police.

This story is developing. 13 Action News is sending a crew to the scene. More information to come.